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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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Although the opioid crisis has resulted in approximately 450,000 deaths since 1999, evidence shows that increasing the availability of naloxone — a prescription medication that reverses the respiratory depression caused by an opioid overdose — reduces the rate...

source: The Pew Charitable Trusts.

When I met him earlier this year, James "Yaya" Hough was surrounded by white buckets of blue and orange paint, working in the downtown Philadelphia studio that came — before coronavirus — along with the first-ever...

source: WGBH-TV

President Donald Trump on Saturday signed two major pieces of legislation to address the problem of suicide, including bills designating "988" as the three-digit phone number for the national suicide hotline and providing government...

source: Military.com

The Wisconsin Department of Services says beginning Oct. 24, Medicaid members that are incarcerated will have their health care benefits suspended and then re-evaluated before they are released from jail or prison. Previously, Medicaid...

source: WSAW-TV

Rory Price almost made it home from prison alive. And that's a big reason why his death from the coronavirus hurts so badly, his mother says. But under a new law, thousands of New Jersey inmates in Price's shoes may now get a reprieve from the same fate.

source: Patch

On a morning he should have been in middle school, 12-year-old Isaac Durham collapsed on the sidewalk after drinking a fifth of vodka stolen from a Circle K in Flagstaff, Arizona. After the paramedics pumped his stomach, he was...

source: The Slate


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